|Artist||Williams, J. and Williams, A.|
|Published||The Illustrated London News, Sept. 30, 1854|
|Dimensions||360 x 405 mm|
A large and very detailed wood engraved plan of the moon from the Illustrated London News, after a photograph by a 'Mr Hartnup.' The verso text describes the image as resulting from a series of photographic experiments undertaken by Hartnup, then the head astronomer of the Liverpool Observatory. The image was projected upon a fifty-foot disc for the edification of the Liverpool branch of the British Association. Apparently the principal source for debate became whether or not the moon's scarred surface could be attributed to the action of water.
Condition: Central vertical fold, as issued. Small puncture to central fold from original binder's staples. Letterpress text to left, right, and verso of image. Framed in a black box frame.